A Century Ago Today...
Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 06:08
If only we could pull another Dixie out of the bag and let him loose. Was not there to see Dixie, but having read articles and features on the man, he was a very imposing and influencial player.
Just thought it would be nice to have a thread to honour him here too.
Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 07:54
Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 10:01
no-one will ever beat his record and may it long live on!!!
Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 10:31
Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 10:43
The Greatest Everton footballerEver
the only way to sum him up!
Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 19:06
RIP Dixie, you helped to put our club firmly on the map! Genius!
Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 20:08
Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 20:16
Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 20:17
Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 22:28
Dixie Dean is the only English player ever known to walk off after a England v Scotland game to a standing ovation at Hampden.
Whilst on a end of season tour in Nazi Germany, Dixie seeing all that was wrong under this tyranny refused to salute Adolf Hitler and told his team mates to do the same. The first sporting team ever to do so.
Dixie would walk into his favourite pubs around Walton and Scotland Rd and buy all the old folk a drink.
The great American baseball player of the time, Babe Ruth, whilst in London made a point to meet Dixie to shake his hand.
Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 22:40
Posted 22 Jan 2007 - 22:47
Posted 23 Jan 2007 - 00:41
gutted to never have seen him play, gutted never to have met the man (dave hickson is a close second to me thou) but today i feel especially proud, im sure we all feel the same thou.
(and im still disgusted that the media didnt cover this. wasnt even on itn/granada/local news)
Posted 24 Jan 2007 - 16:24
Revered for his sportsmanship as well as his burgeoning talent, he was never once booked or dismissed – despite the kind of provocation which once saw him lose a testicle in a match.
....(even though he was still with Tranmere at the time) just
Edited by mikeo, 24 Jan 2007 - 16:27.
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